Property training and events

The Ministry offers training to project managers and 10YPP Consultants wanting to work with schools through a variety of training courses and consultant briefings.

We also hold regional sector forums for school representative groups where we provide updates and encourage the exchange of information.


How to book

Enrolments for our training sessions are managed through the Ministry’s Training Services website (external link) .

If you have received an email from Training Services with a username and password, log in through the above link. You can also recall your log in details on this page if you have forgotten them.

If you haven't received an email with your log in details, email and we will set you up with a log in.

Once you have logged in, follow these steps to book onto a course:

  1. Select 'Browse Training' on the left hand side menu.
  2. Select 'Courses' and 'Education Infrastructure Service'.
  3. Select the course you would like to book.
  4. Below the description of the course select 'Add Booking' next to the session you would like to attend.

Once you have completed your booking you will receive a confirmation email with details of your booking along with further details to prepare you for the session. You will also be able to see your scheduled training under 'Home' on your Training Services account.

In the event that a course is fully booked, we run a waitlist system.  When a place becomes available we will advise you directly or may put on additional courses where there is sufficient demand.

Where only a small number of people have registered for a course, we may cancel or change the dates of the course. Therefore, if you are travelling by air and/or booking accommodation, please make sure your tickets and accommodation can be changed, transferred or refunded.

If you have any queries please contact

WebFM condition assessment tool training

As of 2015, all 10 Year Property Plans (10YPP) must be prepared by a 10YPP Consultant who has completed the WebFM condition assessment and 10YPP training.

See: Preparing your 10YPP.

We offer 2 training courses for 10YPP Consultants on the use of the WebFM condition assessment tool and methodology:

  • 2-day Introductory training course for school 10YPP Consultants who are new to the on-line system, and
  • 1-day Advanced course for 10YPP Consultants who have already completed the introductory course.

There is no charge for these courses.

Dates for 2017
LocationCondition Assessment IntroductionCondition Assessment Advanced
Auckland 4 - 5 September 11 September
Wellington 20 - 21 November 27 November
Christchurch 18 - 19 September 9 October

To book onto these training courses, please email

10 Year Property Plan (10YPP) training

This one-day course is designed to give 10YPP Consultants an understanding of their involvement in the production of a good quality 10YPP and will focus on the planning aspect of 10YPP preparation and development.

This course will provide 10YPP Consultants with the skills to identify key elements of the 10YPP, identify and prioritise projects, write a scope of works that meets Ministry requirements, accurately complete the new 10YPP template, interpret and analyse data and facilitate a discussion with the board of trustees about the 10YPP and innovative learning environment concepts. It will also give 10YPP Consultants an understanding of how to work in partnership with the Ministry and the school in developing their 10YPP.

In order to get the most out of the course, it is expected that 10YPP Consultants will have already completed the WebFM condition assessment tool training.

There is no charge for this course.

Dates for 2017

12 September

Wellington 28 November
Christchurch 10 October

To book onto these courses, please email

School Property Procurement Framework Self Paced Module

Project Managers engaged to deliver the 5YA and/or school property projects must complete the School Property Procurement Framework module. The School Property Procurement Framework module has been developed to Provide Project Managers with an introduction to the principles that to be applied and the rules, process and templates to be used when conducting school property related procurements. The module also includes a test with 15 multi-choice questions and Project Managers are required to achieve a minimum 80% (12/15) pass.

To complete this module, please follow these steps:

  1. Login to the Training Services website (external link) .
  2. Select 'Browse Training' (left hand side menu) – 'Self Paced Modules' – 'School Property Procurement Framework' – 'Begin Module'

Regional sector forums

We hold regional property sector forums twice a year in each of our 4 property regions. These forums provide an opportunity for sector representatives and the Ministry to exchange information so that everyone is better informed at both a national and local level.

Sector groups mainly comprise of representatives from the NZ School Trustees Association, NZ Post Primary Teachers Association, NZ Educational Institute, Te Runanga Nui o Ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori o Aotearoa, NZ School Executive Officers' Association, Association of Proprietors of Integrated Schools and various principals' associations.

Download: Key summary sheet – Series 1, 2017 [PDF, 945 KB]

Dates for 2017 (subject to change)


Series 2


30 August (Auckland)

Central North

27 September (Taupo)

Central South

6 September (Palmerston North)


13 September (Christchurch)

For further information, please contact the property team at your local Ministry Office.

Consultant briefings

We hold regional consultant briefings at regular intervals during the year. These briefings are aimed at project managers who undertake school property planning and building projects and need to be kept updated on Ministry policy.

For further information, please contact the property team at your local Ministry Office.

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